I'm thinking that there's some research indicating a lot of DVC owners/potential DVC owners who are in a relationship but either
a: don't have kids (yet) or
b: occasionally take trips to WDW without their kids
...were asked about their travel preferences and a good chunk of them said when they travel, room size isn't as important as location, not as much time as spent in the room versus in the parks or elsewhere in the hotel. How many people have we seen defend their preference of value resorts because "it's a place for me to shower and sleep while I hit the parks from dawn to dusk?" So as inconvenient as a small room might be to some of us, I'm sure there's a market. Whether it's the same market that would stay at a value I don't know, especially if kids are in the future. But hey, there's no law that says one parent can't bunk with one kid in a studio while another parent bunks with a kid in another.
Again, one data point does not prove anything, but ......
This is me to a T
We have 3 kids, when we go on a family vacation we get either a 1 or 2 BR unit. We like the space and so do the kids. We also use the room a lot. We eat breakfast in the unit, we come back in the afternoon to swim, etc.
My wife and I also go to Food and Wine for a long weekend - alone. When we do we get a studio. About the only thing we make in the unit is coffee. We are there for F&W. We book seminars, we do tastings and lunch, and we are out most of the day.
I am booked at SSR in a studio for F&W this year. Of course I am going to waitlist EPCOT area resorts at 7 months (yeah, I know, good luck). But a small studio at RR would fit the bill nicely. Especially with presumably easy transport to F&W.